By Barbara Conant
On Tuesday November 6th, of 2018 I plan to exercise my right as an American citizen and vote in the general election. I’m particularly excited to vote on question three. Let’s first look at what this Massachusetts ballot question is asking. Question three asks voters if they want to uphold a law that prohibits discrimination in public places based on gender identity. I will vote yes, meaning I will vote to uphold Senate Bill 2407, which passed in 2016, in the hopes to continue prohibiting discrimination.
Continue reading “As a Cisgender Woman is my Safety at Risk if Senate Bill 2407 is Upheld? Short answer: obviously not.”
By Nujhat Purnata
I am from the orange mountains
From the land of political correctness
I am by the smelly farms
In the midst of the college bars
The liberal arts,
Where the whiteness arrives after the foliage
And pretends to stay forever
Only for the emergence of greenery
To melt every snowflake
And make way for Spring
I am from the Summer months,
An isolated town and its grassy terrain
I am from the trails,
The wet woods and the squirrels,
The occasional deer
And the surrounding villages
Where the strangers smile
And people hike
And watch their dogs run
Across the Seven Sisters
And into the sunset
I am from 7000 miles
Away from home
By Sifa Kasongo
With Halloween just around the corner, children and adults are ready to indulge in chocolate. However, the sweet taste of chocolate is about to turn bitter.
One of the biggest staples for Halloween is candy and chocolate. People all around the world eat it for special occasions, for enjoyment, or just as a late night snack. As the sweetness of chocolate collides with your taste buds, recognize that the sweet taste has a bitter backstory.
Continue reading “The Main Ingredient of Chocolate: Child Labor”
By Isha Mahajan
Indian students flocked to Garbhangra in the Student Union Ballroom at UMass Amherst to celebrate the festival season of Navratri, Dussehra, and Diwali on Friday in a colorful and energetic display of South Asian culture through music and dance.
Continue reading “UMass Amherst Garbhangra 2018”
Rebirth: Funk & Soul Playlist curated by Ivan Wambe
When it comes to music, a balance between old and new is a great way to keep things interesting. That being said, here’s a playlist of Soul and Funk gems from the past and present for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!